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Questioning Extreme Programming by Pete McBreen

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Chapter 20. Feel the Hostility; Experience the Joy

When will flame wars become an Olympic sport?

There is a drastic disconnect between the XP community and parts of the software engineering community. In part, this disconnect has been deliberately created as a means of distinguishing XP from all the other approaches to software development, but that is not the only reason. XP does directly challenge some of the sacred cows of the software engineering community. By elevating the status of the programmer, it is turning nearly 30 years of software engineering orthodoxy upside-down.

Just a Bunch of Undisciplined Hacker Cowboys?

A very common charge that is laid against XP is that it is just undisciplined hacking. This charge is an easy one because XP ...

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